July 31 CMS Health Equity Confidential Feedback Report Listening Session

The Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services (CMS) would like to invite providers to an upcoming listening session on July 31, 2024 from 2:00 – 3:00 p.m. ET. to discuss the 2023 Health Equity Confidential Feedback Reports, which were released to Post-Acute Care (PAC) providers in the Home Health (HH), Inpatient …

FY 2025 SNF VBP June 2024 Quarterly Reports

The June 2024 Quarterly Confidential Feedback Reports for the fiscal year (FY) 2025 Skilled Nursing Facility Value-Based Purchasing (SNF VBP) Program are now available to download via the Internet Quality Improvement and Evaluation System (iQIES). These reports contain facility and stay-level data for the SNF 30-Day All-Cause Readmission Measure (SNFRM) …

Quick Guide to the SNF QRP iQIES Report: Resident-Level QM Report

The Quick Guide to the SNF QRP iQIES Report: Resident-Level QM Report tool offers detailed information on how to interpret the SNF QRP Resident-Level Report for each MDS-based measure, depending on if the resident has not triggered (NT) or has triggered (X). This AAPACN resource is copyright protected. AAPACN individual …

Quality Measure IQ Series: Long-Stay Falls Measures

Someone with an intelligence quotient (IQ) of 130 may be considered above average for intelligence but still not understand the complexities of the MDS 3.0 Quality Measures (QMs). This series of articles on QMs will improve the QM IQs of healthcare professionals in long-term care, starting here with two long-stay …

Institute for Healthcare Improvement (IHI) Age-Friendly Health Systems: Guide to Care of Older Adults in Nursing Homes

The Age-Friendly Health Systems: Guide to Care of Older Adults in Nursing Homes and the Age-Friendly Health Systems: A Workbook for Nursing Home Teams are designed to be used simultaneously to help care teams in SNFs and NFs “prepare for, test, and implement a specific set of evidence-based or evidence-informed …

CMS Nursing Home Data Sets Updated

Provider Information General information on currently active nursing homes, including number of certified beds, quality measure scores, staffing and other information used in the Five-Star Rating System. Data are presented as one row per nursing home. Last Modified: May 1, 2024 •Released: May 29, 2024 Overview •Data Table •API •Download CSV Skilled …

Free NPIAP Pressure Injury Training Modules

Formerly called the NDNQI Modules, these NPIAP complimentary training modules are aligned with the Prevention and Treatment of Pressure Ulcer/Injuries: Clinical Practice Guidelines. Modules 1 – 3 are free with registration: Module 1: Pressure Injury Staging Module 2: Other Wound Types and Skin Injuries Module 3: Pressure Injury Prevention https://learn.npiap.com/products/npiap-pressure-injury-training-modules-1-3

SNF QRP Quick Reference Guide

An updated Quick Reference Guide is now available. The Quick Reference Guide provides high-level information on the SNF Quality Reporting Program, including frequently asked questions and helpful links. PAC-SNF-QuickReferenceGuide-20240425 (PDF) From https://www.cms.gov/medicare/quality/snf-quality-reporting-program/submission-deadlines

CMS iQIES Implements Inactive User Policy, Requiring Logins Every 60 Days

To: iQIES Users, CMS Staff CMS security policy requires deactivation of user roles for inactive accounts.To align with CMS security policies, iQIES will begin implementing an inactive user policy this month. This will allow CMS to continue to ensure that our system is safe and secure.  System audits will be …